Clay Aiken – Supporting The National Inclusion Project

Will you be attending the National Inclusion Project’s Champions Gala this year?  Scheduled for October 22, 2011 at 5:30pm, the event will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center.  The evening activities include:

  • Honoree Recognition
  • Dinner
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Entertainment by Clay Aiken

The week-end will also include a VIP Reception on October 21, 2011 at 7pm.  This is a time when the VIP’s have a chance to say hello to Clay Aiken, have a picture taken, and learn more about the National Inclusion Project.  For more information about the Gala, visit the National Inclusion Project.

This week, an official fund raiser for the Project was posted.  I am always amazed at the creativity of fans who come up with such fun and exciting ways to support the National Inclusion Project.  The following was posted by Claygary:


Have you been to Raleigh 20 times since 2003 and never seen anything but the hotel and Fayetteville St?

Are you afraid to drive on those streets that “change behind you as you drive”?

Heard the terrifying tales of “lost on the inner/outer beltline”?

Would you love to experience some of those “special places” Raleigh is famous for?

Do you live in the Raleigh area and would love to experience the beautiful city through the eyes of your friends?

In 2011….we have the solution!

Please join us for a fun and informational tour of Raleigh, NC.

In conjunction with the Champions for change Gala 2011, and benefitting the National Inclusion Project, we will be taking a tour of 10 of the most exciting “sights to see” in Raleigh. We hope to introduce visitors from outside the area to the “flavor” of the city and some of its most interesting history and attractions.

Just the Facts:

The tour will commence Friday Oct. 21st at 10:30 AM; passengers will be picked up outside the Raleigh Convention Centre, by the statue of Sir Walter.
The tour will end on or about 5 PM, and will deliver passengers back to the pickup location in plenty of time for the VIP event.
We are thrilled to have the use of a tour bus fleet that is fully equipped with restroom, refrigerator and an entertainment system for your comfort enroute.
It is also ADA accessible, and we encourage all to attend.

The cost of the tour will be $30 per person. A $15 deposit is to be paid at booking; this deposit is non-refundable, but you are welcome to sell your space to someone else if you are unable to attend the tour.
The balance of the cost must be paid prior to Oct. 15th.
This fee covers the cost of the bus transportation itself, provided informational literature, and a raffle ticket; meals, souvenirs purchased and any location fees must be covered by the individual making those purchases.

Our itinerary includes:

-downtown heritage area and the capital building
– a short stop at the Museum of Natural Sciences
-a very special lunch stop (individuals are responsible for their own meals) *
-Leesville High School *
-Leesville Baptist church *
-AE Finley YMCA *
-a surprise stop in this area *
-American Tobacco and the DBAP*

*of interest to Clay Aiken fans

Please bring your cameras! You will want to take pictures as mementos of the occasion. If you are not a photographer, some photographs taken enroute will be available for you following the tour.

How to register for the event:

Your deposit to hold YOUR seat on the bus can be made via Paypal, to
Please ensure that you include, in the Paypal comments:
Your Full Name
Your Screen Name and Board, if that applies
Your full address
Your telephone number
(personal information will ONLY be used by the National Inclusion Project to provide your income tax receipt at the end of the year)

Please direct any questions to:

Capitol Building -Raleigh

Museum of Natural Sciences

Leesville High School

Leesville Baptist Church

AE Finley YMCA

American Tobacco



Are you ready to see these places?  I can’t wait!!

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Supporting The National Inclusion Project

  1. My daughter and I will be attending the Gala for the first time this year. Hoping we can make this exciting Bus Tour, but not sure yet. Will certainly be hoping and praying as this sounds like

    a very special extra for the weekend!! Thanks for posting the info

    here. We did get to Raleigh for the PBS Taping and enjoyed it all.

  2. What a good idea for a fund raiser!! It sure sounds like it would be fun. I wish I was going to be there!!

  3. This year sounds fantastic, with the added tour. I sure wish I could manage it, but not this year…hopefully next… Thanks for all the information Musicfan.

  4. I would love to go to the Gala this year, however like other years I won't be able to attend because I will need assistance from two other people to take care of me. I wouldn't want them to pay for a plane ticket, so I would be paying for three round trip tickets, plus three tickets to the Gala, plus room for three. As you can tell it would cost me a pretty penny. That doesn't include the tour. Hopefully I'll win the lottery someday and then I won't have to worry.

  5. We wouldn't miss the Gala! We won't be doing the tour since we have seen everything on it in 2004, but we have our own little tour planned! Thanks so much for this info, musicfan, so others can finally get to visit these places!

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